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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667890/novel-quality-indicators-for-radiologists-interpreting-abdominopelvic-ct-images-risk-adjusted-outcomes-among-emergency-department-patients-with-right-lower-quadrant-pain
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Matthew S Davenport, Shokoufeh Khalatbari, James H Ellis, Richard H Cohan, Suzanne T Chong, Keith E Kocher
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether individual radiologists are predictive of important relevant health outcomes among emergency department (ED) patients undergoing abdominopelvic CT for right lower quadrant pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-institution retrospective cohort study included 2169 patients undergoing abdominopelvic CT for right lower quadrant pain in the ED from February 1, 2012, through August 31, 2016. CT examinations were interpreted by 15 radiologists (four emergency, 11 abdominal) who each reported on more than 70 CT examinations in the cohort...
April 18, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667624/converting-percutaneous-gallbladder-drainage-to-internal-drainage-using-eus-guided-therapy-a-review-of-current-practices-and-procedures
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Theodore W James, Todd H Baron
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667623/eus-guided-gallbladder-drainage-vs-percutaneous-gallbladder-drainage
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Aaron Justin Small, Shayan Irani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666665/splenic-abscess-an-uncommon-entity-with-potentially-life-threatening-evolution
#4
Mei-Chun Lee, Chun-Ming Lee
Background/Purpose: Splenic abscess is rare with potentially life-threatening evolution. The aim of this study is to review the clinical features, microbiological etiologies, treatment, and outcomes of patients with splenic abscess. Methods: We reviewed the admitted patients with suspected splenic abscess and made the diagnosis of splenic abscess. The clinical characteristics, underlying diseases, treatment course, organism spectra, abscess number and size, therapeutic methods, and clinical outcome at a tertiary medical center in Taiwan over a period of 5 years were analyzed...
2018: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662958/laparoscopic-heminephrectomy-of-chronically-obstructed-horseshoe-kidney-moiety-with-staghorn-calculus-massive-pyonephrosis-and-xanthogranulomatous-pyelonephritis
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Adrian Fernandez, Benjamin Sherer, Marshall L Stoller
Laparoscopic heminephrectomy was performed in a 64-year-old woman with a chronically obstructed horseshoe kidney moiety. More than 3000 cc of pyonephrosis was drained through two percutaneous nephrostomy tubes for infection control before left moiety laparoscopic resection. This case report attests to the feasibility of laparoscopic resection of a massively obstructed horseshoe kidney when performed in a staged manner after prolonged drainage. Since an incision was required for removal of the large specimen, ligation of the horseshoe isthmus was completed through the same incision after hilar control and laparoscopic mobilization of the moiety were completed...
2018: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661462/donor-derived-candida-dubliniensis-resulting-in-perigraft-abscesses-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient-proven-by-whole-genome-sequencing-a-case-report
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Y E Teh, M L T Ang, M V La, V Gunalan, C K Tan, A L Tan, R T P Lin, T T Tan, P R Jeyaraj, S Cumaraswamy, B H Tan
BACKGROUND: The transmission of fungi via transplant, although well-known, has not often been molecularly proven. We describe a case of donor-derived candidiasis verified by whole genome sequencing. CASE DESCRIPTION: The multiorgan donor was a 42-year-old woman with subdural hemorrhage. Procurement of the thoracic organs was performed followed by the abdominal organs. Tissue from the left bronchus grew Candida dubliniensis. The liver recipient was a 63-year-old woman with cryptogenic liver cirrhosis...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658839/comparison-of-emergency-cholecystectomy-with-delayed-cholecystectomy-after-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage-in-patients-with-moderate-acute-cholecystitis
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Chang-Wei Ke, Shuo-Dong Wu
INTRODUCTION: Patients with moderate (grade II) acute cholecystitis patients, as defined by the 2013 Tokyo Guidelines, were retrospectively compared with respect to emergency cholecystectomy (EC) and delayed cholecystectomy (DC) after percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) to determine the better treatment strategy. METHODS: Forty-nine of 103 patients with PTGBD and 47 of 54 patients with EC were assessed for eligibility from January 2013 to January 2017...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657372/targeted-interventions-in-critically-ill-children-with-severe-dengue
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Suchitra Ranjit, Gokul Ramanathan, Balasubramaniam Ramakrishnan, Niranjan Kissoon
Background: The World Health Organization guidelines provide suggestions on early recognition and treatment of severe dengue (SD); however, mortality in this group can be high and is related both to disease severity and the treatment complications. Subjects and Methods: In this prospective observational study, we report our results where standard therapy (ST) was enhanced by Intensive Care Unit (ICU) supportive measures that have proven beneficial in other conditions that share similar pathophysiology of capillary leak and fluid overload...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652280/relationship-between-maximum-clot-firmness-in-rotem-%C3%A2-and-postoperative-bleeding-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-in-patients-using-clopidogrel
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Rasoul Azarfarin, Fereidoon Noohi, Majid Kiavar, Ziae Totonchi, Avaz Heidarpour, Amir Hendiani, Zahra Sadat Koleini, Saeid Rahimi
Background: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between maximum clot firmness (MCF) in rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM® ) and postoperative bleeding in patients on clopidogrel after emergency coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Methods: This observational study recruited 60 patients posted for emergency CABG following unsuccessful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) while on 600 mg of clopidogrel. The study population was divided into 2 groups on the basis of their MCF in the extrinsically activated thromboelastometric (EXTEM) component of the (preoperative) ROTEM® test: patients with MCF <50 mm (n = 16) and those with MCF ≥50 mm (n = 44)...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649850/-diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies-in-morel-lavallee-lesions-in-the-spinal-column-and-pelvis
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Christopher A Becker, Christian Kammerlander, Axel Greiner, Fabian Sommer, Christoph Linhart, Wolfgang Böcker, Bianka Rubenbauer, Simon Weidert
BACKGROUND: The Morel-Lavallée lesion is one of the concomitant soft tissue lesions of pelvic fractures. Its role in spine fractures and its treatment in combination with osteosynthesis of pelvic or spine fractures have not yet been determined. The aim of this study was to analyse the best diagnostic and treatment options of both spine and pelvic fractures combined with Morel-Lavallée lesions (MLL). METHODS: An analysis of the literature was performed via PubMed and Medline...
April 12, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629218/safety-of-laparoscopic-sentinel-basin-dissection-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-an-analysis-from-the-senorita-prospective-multicenter-quality-control-trial
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Ji Yeong An, Jae Seok Min, Young Joon Lee, Sang Ho Jeong, Hoon Hur, Sang Uk Han, Woo Jin Hyung, Gyu Seok Cho, Gui Ae Jeong, Oh Jeong, Young Kyu Park, Mi Ran Jung, Ji Yeon Park, Young Woo Kim, Hong Man Yoon, Bang Wool Eom, Keun Won Ryu
Purpose: We investigated complications after laparoscopic sentinel basin dissection (SBD) for patients with gastric cancer who were enrolled in a quality control study, prior to the phase III trial of sentinel lymph node navigation surgery (SNNS). Materials and Methods: We analyzed prospective data from a Korean multicenter prerequisite quality control trial of laparoscopic SBD for gastric cancer and assessed procedure-related and surgical complications. All complications were classified according to the Clavien-Dindo Classification (CDC) system and were compared with the results of the previously published SNNS trial...
March 2018: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614262/cost-effectiveness-analysis-comparing-lumen-apposing-metal-stents-with-plastic-stents-in-the-management-of-pancreatic-walled-off-necrosis
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Yen-I Chen, Alan N Barkun, Viviane Adam, Ge Bai, Vikesh K Singh, Majidah Bukhari, Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, B Joseph Elmunzer, Robert Moran, Lea Fayad, Mohamad El Zein, Vivek Kumbhari, Alessandro Repici, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: EUS-guided transmural drainage is effective in the management of pancreatic walled-off necrosis (WON). A lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) has recently been developed specifically for the drainage of pancreatic fluid collections showing promising results. However, no cost-effectiveness data have been published in comparison to endoscopic drainage with traditional plastic stents (PSs). The aim is to compare the cost-effectiveness of LAMSs to PSs in the management of WON...
March 31, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613967/comparison-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-guided-biliary-drainage-and-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage-in-the-management-of-malignant-obstructive-jaundice-after-failed-ercp-erratum
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611896/outcomes-of-early-versus-delayed-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis-performed-at-a-single-institution
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Atsushi Kohga, Kenji Suzuki, Takuya Okumura, Kimihiro Yamashita, Jun Isogaki, Akihiro Kawabe, Taizo Kimura
INTRODUCTION: Debate continues regarding the clinical outcomes of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC) versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (DLC) for acute cholecystitis (AC). The aim of this retrospective study was to compare clinical outcomes of ELC and DLC. METHODS: This study consisted of 465 patients who had undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy for AC between January 2000 and February 2017. Patients were divided between an ELC group (patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy within 6 days of symptom onset, n = 288) and a DLC group (patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy at least 7 days from symptom onset, n = 177), and clinical outcomes were compared...
April 3, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608422/a-systematic-review-of-pericolic-extraluminal-air-in-left-sided-acute-colonic-diverticulitis
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Stefan T van Dijk, Sabrina A N Doelare, Anna A W van Geloven, Marja A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: Although approximately 15% of all patients with acute colonic diverticulitis have pericolic extraluminal air found on computed tomography (CT), studies on the natural course and treatment of these patients are scarce. It is not clear whether these patients behave as mild uncomplicated diverticulitis or as severe diverticulitis needing more aggressive treatment. Consequently, there is no consensus about the treatment, guidelines do not discuss this group of patients, and physicians treat these patients based on their own experiences and opinion...
April 2, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607399/endoscopic-versus-percutaneous-management-for-symptomatic-pancreatic-fluid-collections-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Muhammad Ali Khan, Tariq Hammad, Zubair Khan, Wade Lee, Monica Gaidhane, Amy Tyberg, Michel Kahaleh
Background:  Symptomatic pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs) are managed by surgical, percutaneous, or endoscopic drainage. Due to morbidity associated with surgical drainage, percutaneous and/or endoscopic options have increasingly been used as initial management. Aims:  We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the efficacy and safety of endoscopic versus percutaneous drainage for management of PFCs. Methods:  We searched several databases from inception through 31 August 2017 to identify comparative studies using endoscopic or percutaneous drainage for PFCs...
April 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602176/wang-s-forceps-assisted-percutaneous-insertion-and-fixation-of-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter
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Huiming Wang, Yujuan Wang, Jili Zhu, Xinghua Chen, Cheng Chen, Cuizhi Xiang, Houjun Jia, Guohua Ding
Percutaneous insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheters is theoretically most preferred by nephrologists because of the advantages of bedside performing, surgery independence, and minimal injury over other procedures of catheter placement such as open surgical dissection or laparoscopic operation. However, blindly placing catheters in the percutaneous procedure brings the risk of catheter malposition or bowel perforation; this largely retarded it's implementation. We had previously developed a novel technique termed "Wang's forceps-assisted catheter insertion and fixation," which had been successfully applied in the open surgical catheter insertion and displaced catheter reposition in our center...
March 30, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601903/endoscopic-drainage-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections
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B Joseph Elmunzer
Endoscopy has emerged as a mainstay in the management of pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs), representing an important advance in clinical medicine that has significantly improved the risk-benefit ratio of treating this complex patient population. While endoscopic pseudocyst drainage has generally supplanted surgical and percutaneous approaches, the optimal strategy for walled-off necrosis remains variable and multi-disciplinary despite an emerging trend from randomized trials favoring endoscopy. Although several issues pertaining to endoscopic drainage appear to have been settled - such as the use of endoscopic ultrasound - other pressing questions - including the optimal prosthesis and debridement strategy - remain unanswered, and rigorous investigation is needed...
March 27, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601265/coronary-artery-fistulas-pathophysiology-imaging-findings-and-management
#19
Gabin Yun, Tae Hyun Nam, Eun Ju Chun
Coronary artery fistulas (CAFs) are abnormal communications of coronary arteries whereby venous circuits bypass the normal capillaries within the myocardium. CAFs are rare, and most affected patients are asymptomatic. However, these fistulas are the most common coronary artery anomalies that can alter coronary hemodynamic parameters. Although most CAFs are asymptomatic in young patients, symptoms and complications become more frequent with increasing age. CAFs are characterized by variable clinical manifestations that are based on the size, origin, and drainage site of the fistula...
March 27, 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593917/a-case-of-unresolved-and-worsening-retroperitoneal-abscess
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Raghav Bansal, Mohamed Barakat, Soohwan Chun, Sonam Rosberger, Joel Baum, Melik Tiba
Retroperitoneal abscess is a rare condition which is difficult to diagnose and treat because of its insidious onset. Herein, we present a case of retroperitoneal abscess secondary to a perforation that occurred during an ERCP. A 54-year-old female patient was admitted to an outside hospital with gallstone pancreatitis and underwent ERCP with sphincterotomy followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy. An abdominal CT scan was performed at the outside hospital 10 days later for worsening abdominal pain which showed multiple loculated pockets in the right upper and lower quadrant...
2018: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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